Le chant des nuits heureuses

By Monique Roy

Au cœur d’un vaste paysage enchanteur règne une atmosphère hassle. Entre deux sœurs s’interposent une enfance empoisonnée, une trahison passée, une méfiance toujours vive, mais surtout, un mystery nouveau, dont l. a. révélation sera dramatique.

Le chalet de Caro sur los angeles baie des Chaleurs, c’est son safe haven. Mais voici que sa sœur Maryse fait intrusion dans ce décor enchanteur. Elles se revoient pour l. a. première fois depuis que Maryse s’est enfuie avec Bobby, l’amant de Caro, il y a dix ans. L’ambiance est tendue.

Maryse, dont los angeles personnalité narcissique a été façonnée par le favoritisme de leur mère, tente de renouer avec sa sœur. Caro, elle, essaie plutôt de s’éloigner de los angeles carence affective de ses jeunes années; elle aspire au bonheur et à l’amour que lui offre Alain, son voisin psychologue. Maryse va-t-elle encore lui ravir son amant?

Au fil des jours, Maryse semble de plus en plus tourmentée par un drame récent. Caro est tiraillée entre sa volonté de l’aider et sa résolution de ne plus se laisser malmener. Le mystery sera enfin dévoilé. Sa conséquence sera tragique.

Monique Roy discover avec perspicacité los angeles complexité d’une relation familiale troublée par l. a. névrose, celle d’une mère, celle d’une de ses deux filles. Mais surtout, elle montre los angeles voie par laquelle une femme guarantee, envers et contre tout, los angeles santé de son esprit et le triomphe de son amour.

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Chroniques du Nouvel-Ontario (édition intégrale)

By Hélène Brodeur

Voici réunis dans un seul quantity les trois tomes de l. a. trilogie des Chroniques du Nouvel-Ontario d’Hélène Brodeur.

Saga historique maintes fois primée, l’œuvre présente l. a. petite histoire de l. a. colonisation du Nord de l’Ontario jusqu’à l’éclatement du Canada français en 1968.

« Les Chroniques du Nouvel-Ontario constituent un monument de los angeles littérature franco-ontarienne par leur ampleur, leur valeur documentaire et sociohistorique et leurs indéniables qualités littéraires. » — Doric Germain

La trilogie « suggest le portrait profondément humain d’une société en pleine mutation, avec ses enjeux moraux et politiques liés à l. a. faith et à los angeles langue, bien sûr, mais surtout elle met en scène des hommes et des femmes aux prises avec un quotidien impitoyable, dans une langue belle, riche et imagée. » — Johanne Melançon, Liaison

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River of the Brokenhearted

By David Adams Richards

Within the Twenties, Janie McLeary and George King run one of many first motion picture theatres within the Maritimes. the wedding of the younger Irish Catholic lady to an older English guy is believed scandalous, yet they paintings fortunately jointly, enjoying song to accompany the flicks. while George succumbs to sickness and dies, leaving Janie with one younger baby and one other at the method, the unscrupulous Joey Elias attempts to take over the enterprise. yet Janie guards the theatre with a shotgun, and nonetheless in mourning, re-opens it herself. “If there has been no genuine bliss in Janie’s life,” recounts her grandson, “there have been moments of triumph.”

One evening, deceived by way of the financial institution supervisor and Elias into believing she's going to lose her loan, Janie resolves to head and ask for cash from the Catholic homes. Elias has despatched out males to prevent her, so she leaps out the again window and with a damaged rib she swims at nighttime around the icy Miramichi River, doubting her personal sanity. but, seeing those humans swayed into immoral activities as a result of their wish to please others and their worry of being outcast, she thinks to herself that “…all her existence she were compelled to behave in a fashion unusual with others… used to be sanity doing what they did? And if it was once, was once it ethical or justified to be sane?”

Astonishingly, she reveals herself nose to nose that evening with influential Lord Beaverbrook, who sees in her great personality and saves her enterprise. not just does she live to tell the tale, she thrives; she turns into prosperous, yet ostracized. Even her personal father is helping Elias plot opposed to her. but Janie McLeary King thwarts them and brings first-run speaking photographs to the city.

Meanwhile, she employs Rebecca from the rival Druken family members to seem after her little ones. Jealous, and a protégé of Elias, Rebecca mistreats her younger fees. The boy Miles longs to be a performer, yet Rebecca convinces him he's hated, and he inherits his mother’s enemies. the single one that actually loves her, he's saved lower than his mother’s impact until eventually, finally, he's taking a task because the theatre’s projectionist. He beverages seriously all his existence, has a tendency his flora, and talks of items no-one believes, until eventually the secret on the center of the unconventional ultimately unravels.

“At six i started to gain that my father used to be just a little different,” says Miles King’s son Wendell, who narrates the saga in an try and locate solutions some time past and comprehend “how i used to be damned.” It is a many-layered epic of rivalries, misunderstandings, rumours; the abuse of energy, what vulnerable humans will do for romance, and the genuine energy of doing correct; of a pioneer and her legacy within the lives of her son and grandchildren.

“David Adams Richards may be the best Canadian author alive,” wrote Lynn Coady within the Vancouver Sun. From this winner of the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award comes a narrative of a woman’s made up our minds fight opposed to small city prejudice, and her son’s lengthy conflict opposed to deceit. Richards’ circle of relatives ran Newcastle’s Uptown Theatre from 1911 to 1980, and Janie relies on his grandmother. forged upon this historical past is a drama that explores morality and “the query of the way one should still live,” as The Atlantic Monthly stated of Mercy one of the Children, his past novel.

Reviewers agree that Richards’ fiction sits firmly within the culture of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky by means of referring to itself explicitly with strong and evil and the human freedom to choose from them. once more, in River of the Brokenhearted, his 12th novel, Richards has created a piece of compassion and guaranteed, poetic sophistication which unearths within the hearts of its characters venality and goodwill, cruelty and love.

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Waiting for Joe

By Sandra Birdsell

After you've misplaced all of it — activity, residence, discount rates, destiny —what have you ever bought left? A piercing new novel of our occasions through one in all Canada's most interesting fiction writers.

On a cold early morning in overdue spring, Joe Beaudry and his spouse, Laurie, get up in situations that may problem saints: they're at the lam in a stolen motorhome at the fringe of a Walmart parking zone in Regina, Saskatchewan. They've long gone bust, spectacularly: misplaced the home that used to be Joe's reward from his dad, misplaced the enterprise Joe began whilst he obtained married, and glued his historic father in a nursing domestic in Winnipeg so that they might flee their collectors. Joe is aware the truth of the placement, and is attempting to elevate adequate money to get them either to castle McMurray the place he hopes he can locate paintings. yet Laurie, even if she watched Joe trash their high-end home equipment with a sledgehammer whilst the backyard sale didn't bring sufficient funds, someway thinks it's in simple terms transitority, and maxes out their final bank card on dresser and hair dye and desires and desires. For Joe, it's the final straw in a wedding that after appeared star-crossed and now turns out easily unworkable.

Pushed to determine what to do subsequent, Joe easily takes to the air hitchhiking, leaving Laurie watching for Joe, and Joe thinking about how he'll ever locate that means in a global that has disenchanted his each expectation. the line for either one of them presents incredible answers...

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The Dog Who Wouldn't Be

Farely Mowat's most sensible enjoyed e-book tells the wonderfully interesting tale of his boyhood at the Canadian prairies.  Mutt's pedigree used to be doubtful, yet his insanity was once indisputable.  He climbed tress and ladders, rode passenger in an open motor vehicle donning goggles and exhibiting searching talents that bordered on sheer genius.  He was once a fabulous puppy, necessary of an strange boy growing to be up a uncooked, untamed wasteland.

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Le Jour des corneilles

By Jean-François Beauchemin

Au cœur de los angeles forêt, à l’écart du reste des hommes, un père et son jeune fils mènent une life sauvage, dure et désolée, semblable à celles des bêtes qu’ils côtoient.

Un jour, l’inévitable collision entre cette réalité et celle du monde civilisé se produit, et le fragile édifice psychological construit par eux se lézarde, puis s’écroule.

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Afterimage

By Helen Humphreys

Encouraged by way of the lifetime of Julia Margaret Cameron, Afterimage is the daring and provocative tale of Annie Phelan, a maid in the house of Isabel and Eldon Dashell. Isabel is experimenting with the recent medium of images, and is galvanized by way of Annie, who turns into her muse. the 2 shape an in depth dating, but if Eldon devises his personal plans for the younger maid, Annie approximately loses herself, till catastrophe finds her energy over the Dashells’ paintings and hearts.

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